Monthly Archives: January 2013

Madison Avenue

Jan Thurs Create 010WOW…it’s the last Thursday in January already and we are into our 2nd week of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Mini and this week it’s a Sale-a-bration as we focus on the items in the Sale-a-bration brochure!  Since we are using SAB items for our projects, I thought I’d use a SAB set for my Thursday card.

I LOVE this sketch…just a little different take on an old favorite.  The base of the card is Island Indigo 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.  I took another piece of the Island Indigo and ran it through the Vine Street Embossing Folder then added to the card front.  I did two Tangerine Tango Zig Zags from the Tasteful Trim XL Die and added to the card front.  Next I added the 4 panels from the Sycamore Street dsp pack using dimensionals.  The one flower is Island Indigo ink on Tangerine Tango with Pool Party Button and the other is Midnight Muse ink on Island Indigo with Tangerine Tango button.  The buttons are added using Baker’s Twine.  The flowers are cut out with Floral Frames Framelits.  I stamped the happy birthday in Island Indigo on Pool Party, cut into a banner and added to the card front to finish it off.

Set(s): Madison Avenue (SAB)
Paper: Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Sycamore Street dsp (SAB)
Ink: Island Indigo, Midnight Muse
Other: Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Vine Street Emobssing Folder (SAB), Sycamore Street Buttons (SAB), Floral Frames Framelits, Tasteful Trim XL Die, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Oh, Whale!

DSC00573Just a quick note here…I decided to do a card for the SCS sketch challenge today (I just couldn’t resist) and then have to head out to school!

The base of the card is Pink Pirouette.  I took a strip of the Melon Mambo print from Sunshine and Sprinkles and added a Pacific Point banner and a ‘whale’ banner.  I tied a piece of the Pretty in Pink Stitched Grosgrain around it and added to the card front.  I stamped two ‘waves’ in Pool Party on a piece of Whisper White and added the greeting in Basic Black.  This is added to the card front using dimensionals.  Next I stamped the whale in Melon Mambo, cut out and added using dimensionals.  I did the ‘spouting water’ in Pacific Point and added using a dimensional then did the ‘wave’ in Pacific Point and added using a dimesnsional.  I finished it off with some basic rhinestones.  Oh…the whale’s eye…I colored a rhinestone with a black sharpie before adding!

conmarspring13promoAre you loving the ‘stuff’ in the new Spring Mini but looking for ideas for cool 3D projects you can’t see ‘just anywhere’?  Then Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013 is for you!  We just started last week and there are 5 weeks of 3D projects (each with a full downloadable tutorial – 30 project total) for only $34.95.  Check out Create with Connie and Mary to learn more!  Scroll through past posts to see the Preview Projects.

Set(s): Oh, Whale
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point, Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Pool Party
Other: Pretty in Pink Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Cross My Heart

challenges 004Well it’s time for another SUO challenge!  WOO HOO!!!  This time, just in time for Feb 14th, the challenge is to make a CAS (Clean and Simple) Valentine.  Now THAT’s right up my alley!

The base of the card is Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White and pierced a large heart on it.  I used my large scallop heart from Hearts a Flutter Framelit, cut in Pool Party, ran through the the Fancy Fan Die and added to to the card front.  Next I did the banner in Primrose Petals and cut with the matching framelit, added to the card front, stamped the solid heart in Real Red, yep, cut that with the framelit and added using a dimensional.  Finally I stamped the I love you in Basic Black on Primrose Petals cut out and added with a dimensionals and added a Pool Party heart from the 2-Step Owl Punch!  Yep…clean and simple!

Set(s): Cross My Heart, Hearts a Flutter
Paper: Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Pool Party
Ink: Basic Black, Primrose Petals, Real Red
Other: Occasions Paper Piercing Templates, Basic Rhinestones, 2-Step Owl Punch, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Dimensionals

 

So check out what the other designers did with the CAS Valentine challenge but visiting the SUO site and don’t forget to play along!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Secret Garden

DSC00571I’m so excited…Mary Jo is restarting her Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  I’ve missed these and am glad she is back to doing them.  She has some new folks on her design team and I’m excited that she is back.

My card is sort of Secret Garden meet Sycamore Street (SAB).  The base of the card is Rich Razzleberry and I ran it through the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Next I added a piece of the Sycamore Street dsp, cut out an oval, stamped the greeting using Rich Razzleberry and Summer Starfruit, added to the card front and tied some Tangerine Tango Scallop Polka Dotted Ribbon around it.  I did the small solid flower in Summer Starfruit and Pool Party and the large flower in Rich Razzleberry and cut out with the Secret Garden Framelits.  I stamped the small flower again in Rich Razzleberry and punched out using the Bitty Circle Punch in the Bitty Punch Pack.  I added all the flowers to the card front using dimensionals.  Finally I tied a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine onto one of the Sycamore Street Button and added to the center to the large flower using a glue dot.

TSSC248So here’s the sketch for today.  Why not join the fun?  We’d love to have you play along!  Don’t forget to check out the other members of the team and remember go to the Technostamper blog to play along!

Mary Jo Price-Williams – Technostamper
Sue Root – Stampin’ with Sue
Nicole Tegrul – Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula – Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre – Eileen’s “Stampin’ Fever” Blog
Tanya Bell – Stamping T!
Carolyn Bennett – Carolyn’s Paper Fantasies
Jonia Smith – Stampin For Me

Set(s): Secret Garden, Oh Hello
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Sycamore Street dsp (SAB)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party
Other: Oval Framelits. Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack, Bitty Punch Back, Tangerine Tango Scalloped Polka Dotted Ribbon, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Oh, Whale

Create Spring Sat Challenges 006WOW…we have come to the end of our first week of Create with Connie and Mary Spring Edition 2013!  Love was in the air as we focused on special occasions sets in the Spring Mini.  On Saturdays we post a challenge to our subscribers and the design team posts their challenge card/project to their blog.  So here is mine for today!

The challenge this Saturday was a color challenge and it was perfect with the More Amore dsp!  And this little whale…sooo cute!  The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 Pool Party.  I took two different prints from the dsp pack and added to the card base then added a strip of the Basic Black Scallop Polka Dotted Ribbon.  I used the largest Doily from the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits Die in Real Red, added a Whisper White 1 3/4″ circle layered on a Basic Black circle to the center.  I did the whale in Primrose Petals and cut out with the Happy Whale Sizzlit.  The spout of water and waves are Pool Party, cut out and layers.  I stamped the greeting in Real Red on Whisper White, cut into a banner and added to the card front and finally heart from the Happy Whale Sizzlit in Primrose Petal.  The cute little eye on the Whale is a Basic Rhinestone colored with a black Sharpie.

Check out what the other design team members did and while you are over on the Create with Connie and Mary site, if you haven’t subscribed for the Spring edition…it’s not too late!  JOIN NOW!!!

Set(s): Oh, Whale
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Real Red, Basic Black, More Amore dsp
Ink: Primrose Petals, Real Red, Pool Party
Other: Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, Happy Whale Sizzlit, Basic Black Scallop Polka Dotted Ribbon, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Bloomin’ Marvelous

DSC00567The inspiration challenge this week is an Etsy store called Octo-purse.  I was just cruising through this when I saw this cute little purse.  I love when looking at it, it looked like the butterflies and circle spelled WOW.  Then I saw this cute little purse and loved the colors so you put the two together and you get my card!

Some quick notes…the base of the card is Whisper White.  I added a Pacific Point Banner and a Tempting Turquoise Banner.  Next I took another piece of Whisper White, ran it through the Clouds Embossing Folder then added to the card front using dimensionals.  I then made a banner out of Gumball Green, added a strip of Pacific Point, cut into a banner and add to the card front.  I stamped the “you’re the best” using Basic Black on Whisper White then cut out using the Label Framelit.  I tied on the Turquoise button using Whisper White Bakers Twine and added the label to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the butterfly from Bloomin’ Marvelous using Gumball Green and Pacific Point, punched with the Bitty Butterfly and added to the card front using glue dots.

Set(s): Bloomin’ Marvelous, Friendly Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point
Ink: Basic Black, Gumball Green, Pacific Point
Other: Bitty Butterfly Punch, Clouds Embossing Folder, Brights Buttons, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Label Framelits, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Window Pane Video

Welcome everyone to another edition of StamperCamper’s Video Corner!  I just love adding window panes to my cards and am often asked how I do it.  I’ve created this tutorial just for you.  The first part of the tutorial is how to make the window pane.  That lasts about 1 1/2 minutes.  I’ve been asked by some folks to show how I make my cards so the rest of this video just shows me putting the Bee Happy card together and I give the dimension for each of the layers.

To find out more about these other cards I have made using the window pane technique, just click on the card and it will take you to the post describing it.

DSC00565     SC420 Butterflies 001

Hearts a Flutter 003

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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